MLK Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 7:00am…

Happy Holiday Monday! Come spend your day in the fresh Montana Outdoors at Great Divide. When you need to come inside to warm up, check out our new Lodge and Restrooms at the top of the Meadow Mountain Lift. Pizza and sodas with Beer & Wine hopefully by next weekend.

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Today we are open from 9:30am till 4pm with Mount Belmont, Good Luck, Meadow Mountain Chairlifts operating along with the Backyard Rope Tow.

As a result of Wednesday’s storm expect to find trees and debris down across the mountain. We will have our crews out for the next few days working to clear any debris from the trails. Please be careful when skiing.

In addition to the winds Wednesday, we also saw extreme temperature swings. This has caused hazardous conditions in our parking lots with icy conditions. Our crews have been working through the nights sanding and doing lot maintenance, and will continue for the next several days. Please be careful in all parking lots!

$35 Lift Tickets are available online at https://skigd.com/etix or $40 Tickets are available at the Ticket Window. For the best price and quickest service, purchase your ticket online and pick it up at the Ticket Window.

Many fun turns have been found across the Upper Mountain. While we are excited to have Belmont Open and provide access to the summit, please read all the details below. Mount Belmont will be open for Adventure Skiing with the following rules in place:

  • No Minors allowed without a responsible adult
  • Our Lift Operators will be talking to each rider about what to expect.

There are many trails on the Upper Mountain with good coverage, but you WILL hit rocks today. The coverage is very thin in many parts of the Upper Mountain. Many unmarked hazards and obstacles exist so be aware, and ski accordingly. If you do not have equipment that you are willing to hit rocks with, this is not the time for you to ski the Upper Mountain.

In addition to the Upper Mountain being open, the Bowl is also now open. The Bowl can be accesses via the Good Luck or Mount Belmont Chairlifts and is well covered with manmade snow.

We are now into our normal Winter Operating Schedule which has us open Wednesday – Sunday. We will also be open on Martin Luther King Monday and President’s Day Monday. For our complete Operating Calendar click here.

No ticket restrictions. Tickets are available on our website at: https://skigd.com/etix or at the Ticket Office.

As we get more comfortable returning to skiing, please remember our safety requirements. These requirements are why we are able to operate while maintaining a fun, safe environment for our guests and staff. Please help us out by continuing to follow our requirements to help ensure we have a fun full season.


Lifts Open Today:

  • Mount Belmont Chairlift
  • Backyard Rope Tow
  • Good Luck Chairlift
  • Meadow Mountain Chairlift

Trails Closed Today:

  • All of South Side accessed from Belmont
  • Upper Wild Acres
  • Beyond the WildWest Chairlift is walk out on Northwest Passage until you get to the bottom of Wild Acres

Winter Is Returning

It’s been a mild winter so far, but the forecast is starting to turn. By next Saturday we are showing a high near 13°.

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is showing cold with high precipitation for the next 14 days. NOAA Climate Prediction shows a slight warmup in weeks 3-4 but still high precipitation.

Keep doing your snowdances, they are starting to work! Lets make the Farmers Almanac correct that this is “The Winter of the Great Divide”!


Lessons

Our Ski School is now open!  We have have made some changes to our programs to ensure our instructor and guest safety.  We have converted many of our group lessons to private lessons, including the 1st Day Deal and the EZ 1-2-3 Program.  Our remaining group lessons will be limited to a max of 5 participants per instructor to allow for proper physical distancing while continuing to offer our top-notch ski school.

There has never been a better time to learn a new sport than now. In a year with limited activities available, outdoor mountain recreation offers a fun escape and outlet.

We have implemented a new electronic lesson system, with real time instructor availability.  Go online to book your lesson today!

Safety Requirements:

Note that face coverings will be required:

  • Anytime you are inside any building at Great Divide
  • While in a Lift Line, while loading a lift, and while unloading a lift
  • Anytime that a 6′ physical distance space cannot be maintained

While in the Lift Line please remember that if you arrived together to ride together. If you did not arrive together please respect others around you and maintain a 6′ social distance.

When inside the lodge, please be respectful of those around you and limit your time at the table. Currently, we are asking for no long-term table usage. We have several tables that are designated for long-term usage. These tables are available on a first-come first-served basis and are located in the lower Ramp Room of the Lodge. If you have any questions please ask a staff member and they will be happy to direct you to the correct table.

If you are feeling ill, please, do not come up to the mountain. 

We ask for your help in complying with these requirements as it is the only way we will be able to continue providing a fun, safe recreational experience throughout the winter.


Safety Precautions for the 2020-2021 Season

1-16-21 Update:

Please be aware that Lewis and Clark County adopted COVID-19 Restrictions in December for the county. This means that the newly lifted statewide restrictions are still in effect throughout Lewis and Clark County. Please be understanding to our staff and other guests that these restrictions are a requirement for Great Divide to continue to be able to operate.

We are implementing several safety precautions including, but not limited to:

  • 100% Mask Required for staff and guests
  • Increased cleaning throughout the base area
  • Health screenings of staff each day
  • Limiting our face to face time with each guest by capturing as much data ahead of time as possible

To this end we ask that our customers do not come if:

  • You are feeling ill.
  • Have had a fever in the past 24 hours.
  • Have a current COVID-19 positive test.
  • Have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great season!